Meet Neuro-e-Motion team members

Neuro-e-Motion team members

The team of neuromuscular and neurodevelopmental diseases has carried out several studies since 2004. The research focuses on activities related to the creation, development and validation of psychosocial assessment and intervention programs for people affected by rare diseases, as well as for their families.

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Imanol Amayra Cano

  • Professor of Psychology at the University of Deusto.
  • Principal Investigator of the Neuro-e-Motion team. Head of the Department of Evaluation, Personality and Psychological Treatments of the University of Deusto
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Juan Francisco López Paz

  • PhD in Psychology and lecturer at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Deusto.
  • Professor of the course “Evaluation and Clinical Intervention in Rare or Uncommon Diseases” at the degree in Psychology of the University of Deusto.

Oscar Martínez Gutiérrez

  • PhD in Psychology and lecturer at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Deusto.
  • Responsible for the program consisting on the application of ICT in research in neuromuscular diseases.
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Mohammad Al-Rashaida

  • Researcher on the vocational rehabilitation of collectives with disabilities.
  • Partner in the Research Training Program of Personnel Researcher of the University of Deusto.
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Manuel Pérez Álvarez

  • Researcher in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD).
  • Master’s Degree in Mental Health and Psychological Therapies (University of Deusto).
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Maitane García Martín

  • Researcher on Arnold-Chiari malformation.
  • Master’s Degree in Clinical Neuropsychology and General Health Psychology (University of Deusto).
  • Partner in the Predoctoral Program consisting on Training of Personnel Researcher of the Basque Government.

Sarah Berrocoso Cascallana

  • Researcher in remote assistance for carers of children with rare diseases.
  • Master’s Degree in Mental Health and Psycholgical Therapies (Neuropsychology) and Master’s Degree in General Health Psychology (University of Deusto).
  • Partner in the Predoctoral Program consisting on Training of Personnel Researcher of the Basque Government.
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Alicia Rodríguez Bermejo

  • Researcher in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and neuromuscular diseases palliative care. 
  • Master’s Degree in Clinical Neuropsychology and General Health Psychology.
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Paula Maria Luna

  • Researcher in Phenylketonuria. Master’s Degree in Clinical Neuropsychology.
  • Partner in the FPI Program consisting on Training of Personnel Researcher of the University of Deusto.
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Esther Lázaro Pérez

  • PhD in Psychology at the University of Deusto.
  • Master’s Degree in Cognitive Neuropsychology (Complutense University).
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Amaia Jometón Elorriaga

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  • General health psychologist specialized in rare diseases.
  • Psychotherapist specialized in people diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease.

Undergraduate and postgraduate researchers

Paula Fernández

Ane Artaetxebarria

Maddalen García

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External collaborators:

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Mireia Oliva Macías. PhD in Psychology at the University of Deusto. Master’s Degree in Mental Health and Psychological Therapies. Lecturer at the European University of the Atlantic. Expert in Neuropsychology. EMDR Therapist. Collaborator in research related to rare and developmental diseases.

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Pamela Parada Fernández. PhD in Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Deusto. Master’s Degree in Health Psychology (Miguel Hernández de Elche University). Lecturer at the European University of the Atlantic. Neuropsychologist of the Provincial Goverment of Álava. Collaborator in research related to neuropsychological variables that have an influence in rare diseases.

Ana Pordomingo. External Consultant. Clinical Neuropsychologist in Mexico.

Corrado Angelini. Director of Telethon Genetic Network. Lecturer of Neurology at the University of Padova.

Itziar Astigarraga Aguirre. Lecturer of Pediatrics at the University of the Basque Country. Responsible for the Pediatric Service of the University Hospital of Cruces.

Joseba Bárcena Llona. Doctor of the Department of Neurology of the University Hospital of Cruces.

Daniel Marañón Balbuena. Internal Psychologist Resident of Galdakao-Usansolo Hospital.

Giovanni Meola. Member of the  American Academy of Neurology. Director of Neurology at San Donato Polyclinic Hospital (Milán).

Andoni Urtizberea. Director of the Myology Institute, UPMC, Paris, France.